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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Dec. 9th, 2018 ,  2nd Sunday of Advent

 

8 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

 

Collect: BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Reader: Val Burtsell          Prayers of the People: Patsy Clothier

Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson

 

10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

 

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn - On Jordan’s Bank                                 #103

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Collect of the Day: God of mercy, may the radiance of your redeeming love rise in our hearts, lighting the way from the shadow of darkness and guiding our feet into the way of peace. Amen.

       Candle Lighting – Second Sunday in Advent (see insert)

The children depart for Sunday School after the candle-lighting is over.

 

 

 

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

First Reading: A Truly Just, Healthy, and Peaceful World PWRDF,  Dale Hennigar

      Psalm,  Luke 1:68-79 (see insert)

Second Reading: Philippians 1:3-11, Murray Phillips
Gradual Hymn - There’s a Voice in the Wilderness         #102

The Holy Gospel:  Luke 3:1-6

Sermon

      The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

      The Prayers of the People, Elaine Slauenwhite

      Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           

 

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn – Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant               #500                              

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 270

      Eucharistic Prayer #2,     p. 196              #735Holy, holy, holy…

      The Lord’s Prayer,      p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread #5,   p. 212       #745 Lamb of God…

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a   blessing.   Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

      Communion hymn – Comfort, Comfort Ye My People   #100

                                                 Hark, the Glad Sound! (David Thorne)                            Prayer after Communion, p. 270 followed by Doxology, p. 214

       The Blessing

       Announcements - Dale Hennigar

      Closing Hymn – Prepare the Way, O Zion                             #102

 

The Dismissal

 

Eucharistic Assistant:  Kimberly Matheson

Greeters: Don Conrad

      Counters: Kathy Phillips & Dianne Thorpe

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Eleanore Howard & Elizabeth Browne

 

 

Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       PRAY for Falkland Islands; the Diocese of Central Newfoundland; along with the Parishes of Springhill & Lantz

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Albert Jucker, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Doreen McKee, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry, Gene Trites, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Steve Kamburis, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Faye Sponagle,  Mark, Debbie MacDonald, & Linda

·       All who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially John Alden, Eric Boyd, and Jenny Fyfe: rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

 

NOTICE: If you would like to have flowers placed in the church over the Christmas Season contact Cathy Stewart, 902-542-5565 by Dec. 19th.

 

Announcements

 

Mark these dates on your calendar

 

Weds., Dec.19th:

·       10:30am, Wickwire Place, Holy Communion;

·       2:30pm, Blomidon Court: Christmas Carol Sing;

·       7pm, Wolfville Baptist Church: Blue Christmas Service open to anyone in the community. Amid the many activities of December and at the darkest time of the year, the Blue Christmas service offers a place for reflection, remembering, and healing. In the still pool of candlelight, we will listen for the voice of hope as we think deeply on the coming of the Light of the World and prepare ourselves to welcome the New Year with courage and peace.

 

 

 

Church & Community News

 

Dec.14th at 7pm and 15th at 2pm, Festival Theatre Building: Fezziwig – ‘Twas the Wolf before Christmas.Tickets: $15/adult; $10/student; $40/ family (2 adults & 2 students) available from Box of Delights bookshop or at the door.

The Gravy Train is back! Drop in a loonie, toonie, or a fiver to help others have a wonderful Christmas dinner. All donations will go towards the purchase of turkeys for approximately 170 Christmas hampers for those in need. All cheques should be addressed to the Wolfville Area Interchurch Council, who will issue income tax receipts. 

Waterville Gift Bags: We are again collecting items for Christmas gift bags for the youth at the Waterville Detention Centre. Take a

tag from the Random Acts of Kindness tree and bring your item(s) back by Dec. 16th. Thank you for your support.

Rector's Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Monday, 3:30pm and by appointment. She will be off Wednesday & Saturday.

ACW News: Our next ACW meeting is Monday, December 10th at noon. Please note there are a few plum puddings and craft items

left to sell. They may be found at the back of the church.

Community Christmas Dinner: Christmas Day, 2-4 pm at the Wolfville Lions Club. All welcome. Reservations required by Dec. 20th. Please see the poster on the door at the back of the church.

Bulletin Notices: please forward to dpatterson954@gmail.com or leave a message at 902-542-1996 by Wednesday evening.

 

 

SERVICES FOR Dec. 16th

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 

 

Advent Resources are available at the back of the church. PWRDF also offers a daily devotional by email. Go to pwrdf.org

The Advent Newsletter is ready for pickup at the back of the church. Please deliver some to your neighbours and friends to help us save on postage. Special services for Advent and Christmas are noted on the insert included with the newsletter.

 

Canticle: Luke 1:68-79

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,

as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.

Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant,

the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us

 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear,

in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

Canticle: Luke 1:68-79

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,

as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.

Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant,

the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us

 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear,

in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.